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Old 03-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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Using Cellulose to sound proof a wall with 1 5/8" studs...?


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I have an apartment which I would like to reduce the amount of sound coming in from my neighbors.... I'd prefer not to remove the existing sheetrock or put another layer of sound proofing material over the existing sheet rock. Instead, I prefer to go with blowing cellulose into the walls. However the studs are on 1 & 5/8" wide.... and the rental blowers have 3" wide tubes. Am I crazy.... is it even worth blowing cellulose into a 1 5/8" space or is it a waste of time, I figure if it does nothing - I can add another layer of sheetrock. If you think it's worth a go..... how should I blow the material into the space.... do I get a 1.5 inch tube and connect it to the 3" tube or do I just cut a 3" hole into the top of the wall and let the cellulose fall?

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I don't think that small amount of insulation is going to keep much sound from coming through the walls.

If you were to attach a smaller tube to the 3" tube, the cellulose will only plug the smaller tube.

If you don't mind the expense, there is a soundproofing drywall called Quietrock. I think that's the name of it anyway. Google it and you'll find information about it.

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I your renting and do not own this property then you better be getting written permission from the owner.
More then enough grounds for eviction to be altering walls.
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Thanks. We just bought the apartment...... My wife said she does not want to hear the neighbors and told me to put in some insulation...... The thing is, i dont hear the neighbors now!! There are three places the noise can come from..... So my plan was to keep it simple and blow some insulation in the walls..... If someone starts to get loud.... I can add quite board at a later date. Any thoughts on how to blow cellulose into a wall with 1 5/8 studs?
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Here a web site showing three different way to do it.
The way your suggesting would be useless.
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/...roofing-walls/
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Here a web site showing three different way to do it.
The way your suggesting would be useless.
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/...roofing-walls/

Joe is correct.

Now, Rockwool insulation can add some deadening, but it would require pulling off the drywall and building out a proper-depth wall. Spray foam insulation (not the stuff in the rattle can) will also deaden noise - you'd have to hire a contractor to apply it.

Personally, I would go with greenglue and/or quiterock.
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I wouldn't necessarily do it, but here's another option: http://www.sprayfoamkit.com/videos-a...e-retrofilling

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